Catherine Twickler "Kit" Kesler, 90, of LaGrange, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Hospice LaGrange.
Mrs. Kesler was born October 23, 1923 in New Orleans, LA, daughter of the late Lawrence Bernard and Nelia Boudreau Twickler. She attended Louisiana State University before her marriage to John Holmes "Jack" Kesler after a short three week courtship. The couple lived a few years in Clarksville, GA before moving to LaGrange in 1950 where Mrs. Kesler started her career in banking. She worked at the former LaGrange Banking Company, becoming the first female bank officer in LaGrange, and ultimately retired from the successor organization.
Mrs. Kesler was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church where she served in many ministries. She was especially proud to be the second recipient of the Faithful Servant Award for her countless years of volunteer service to the church which included serving for many years as the Treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was active in the Council of Catholic Women and served as president of the South Deanery of the Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Mrs. Kesler was known for her sweet disposition, warm smile and thoughtfulness. Many will remember her for the many years during which she never failed to send cards acknowledging the birthdays and anniversaries of friends and family members. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed planning trips for family and friends. Her extensive travels took her to all of the world's seven continents.
Mrs. Kesler was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Kesler, and two sons, John Holmes Kesler, Jr. and Lawrence David (Larry) Kesler and her four brothers and one of her sisters.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ron Adam of LaGrange; her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Wally Fischer of LeMesa, CA; one sister-in-law, Mattie Kesler of Dothan, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
For all who loved Mrs. Kesler, the Rosary will be said on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with the visitation to follow from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 28, 2014 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with burial to follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Peter's Catholic Church or to West Georgia Hospice in memory of Mrs. Catherine Twickler Kesler.
Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.
Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636